Women’s soccer team ties Saint Mary’s, 2-2

Photo by Sarah Miesle, Saint Mary's SID
Photo by Sarah Miesle, Saint Mary's SID

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Olivet College women's soccer team tied Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) foe Saint Mary's (Ind.) College, 2-2, in double overtime tonight under the lights at the Purcell Athletic Fields in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Final Score: Saint Mary's (Ind.) 2, Olivet 2 (2OT)
Location: Purcell Athletic Fields; Notre Dame, Indiana
Records: Saint Mary's 5-5-1 overall, 0-1-1 MIAA; Olivet 4-5-1 overall, 0-2-1 MIAA

  • The Comets had a couple good scoring chances early in the game. In the 18th minute, junior Grace White's shot clanged off the left post. In the 23rd minute, senior Sarah Feldpausch's shot sailed just wide of the same post.
  • Olivet got on the scoreboard in the 40th minute. Senior Maya Prewitt passed the ball to a freshman Jenna Dereniak who sent a shot into the net at the far post. It was the first collegiate goal for Dereniak.
  • The Belles answered with the tying goal just 32 seconds later when Maya Cole's shot found the upper 90 on the left side of the goal.
  • Saint Mary's scored the go-ahead goal in the 72nd minute. A foul was called in the box, and a penalty kick was given. Rose Stackhouse stepped to the spot and buried her shot into the netting on the left side of the goal.
  • The Comets leveled the score 75 seconds later. Freshman Mary Mitchell sent a shot into the goal after receiving a pass from Prewitt.
  • There was no more scoring, so the game went to overtime.
  • In the first overtime period, both teams had one shot. Olivet's shot was by senior Abby Radcliffe.
  • Saint Mary's had the only scoring chances in the second overtime stanza.

  • The stat sheet shows how evenly played the game was. Saint Mary's had a 13-12 edge in total shots, with a 6-4 edge in shots-on-goal. The Belles also took one more corner kick, 4-3.
  • Prewitt and Radcliffe each tallied three shots.
  • Mitchell recorded two shots.
  • Sophomore Mekenzie Lamb played all 110 minutes in goal, and collected four saves.

  • Stackhouse and Becca Stella finished with three shots apiece.
  • Thallia Robles allowed two goals and made two saves, while playing the entire game in between the posts.

  • Olivet hosts Trine (Ind.) University Saturday at 12 p.m. The game is a part of Olivet's Homecoming. The Comet football team plays Adrian College at 2 p.m., and the men's soccer team plays Adrian at 3 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the game, as there will be limited parking around the field. You may have to walk further than you normally do for a soccer game. The normal grass field for parking is being used for a Homecoming Carnival.